Today's photos by John Elliot 4/2007
In the past few years my garden has become my sanctuary. A place for me to find peace, beauty in a sometimes dismal world. Yet, what provides us shelter during troubled times can sometimes also leave us feeling isolated or sheltered. I think we all have moments when we look up from our gardening chores and realize that hours have passed without contact with another human being. Before that magical time (when all non-gardeners seem fuzzy and far away; when their voices seemed covered by the buzzing of the bees and the singing of the birds) that I refer to as Garden Isolation sets in we should all find some new garden inspiration.
For that reason, this year I hope to travel to the Adirondack Garden & Flower Show in April. I love garden shows and this one seems to have a special flair. I've heard that it boasts a truly Adirondack eclectic-ness to it. Cross my fingers and pray for sun...Maybe this year I can go!